UEFA Champions League Group B Roundup

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Napoli and Benfica sit atop the Group B standings after matchday four, both clubs found themselves in close matches, as the Spanish side were able to take advantage of Napoli’s draw.

Benfica vs. Dynamo Kiev

A first half stoppage time penalty allowed Benfica to collect all three points at home. Domagoj Vida brought down Luisao in the box during a corner and the referee pointed to the spot. The ensuing penalty was tucked into the back of the net by Eduardo Salvio.

The away side had a chance to tie the match in the 67th minute when Derlis Gonzalez was tripped up by Benfica goalkeeper Ederson. To the home fans delight, the Brazilian keeper stopped the spot kick and retained his clean sheet, as it finished 1-0.

Besiktas vs. Napoli

Two late goals provided a nervy ending to this match, as it finished all level in the end, with the Turkish side remaining unbeaten in the group stage. Ricardo Quaresma converted from spot in the 79th minute to give Besiktas the initial lead, however, a wonderful curling effort from Marek Hamsik tied the match just three minutes later.

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